Category Archives: 3.1 the 1960s

4 September 1968* (no number)

A letter to Mikoyan from Ivy Litvinov [née Low] in defence of her grandson, Pavel, arrested after the Red Square demonstration; forwarded by Mikoyan to Brezhnev. [R 4 September 1968] ============================================================= [page one of one] Copy Dear Anastas Ivanovich, I’m … Continue reading

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14 January 1969*, Pb 111

Politburo. Approve KGB measures prompting Andrei Sinyavsky to ask for a pardon (total 2 pp). Includes text of 30 September 1968 (2281-A) request from the KGB, p 2. [R 14 January 1969, Pb 111] ========================================================== [page one, on plain paper] … Continue reading

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11 June 1968*, 1372-A

KGB report to Central Committee about the new samizdat publication “A Chronicle of Current Events” (1968-1982) and its distribution by Pavel Litvinov, Pyotr Yakir, and Natalya Gorbanevskaya. [R 11 June 1968,  1372-A] total 2 pp. Includes cover page of the … Continue reading

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15 April 1968*, Pb 79/XII

Proposal to Brezhnev and Andropov to revoke Soviet citizenship of dissidents Ilya Gabai (1935-1973) and Anatoly Marchenko (1938-1986). The two men both died premature deaths in the USSR. Includes draft edicts of USSR Supreme Soviet, pp. 2-3. [R 15 April … Continue reading

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